New year, new celebs to follow! Instagram continues to have over a billion users uploading pictures and videos every month, but which celebs are pulling in the most followers as we kick off 2021?

We run down the top ten accounts on Instagram to follow, and there are some big names coming up!

1)Instagram– 383 million followers- Yes, even Instagram has an Instagram account! And it’s the top account to follow with a staggering 383 million followers out there!


2)Cristiano Ronaldo– 254 million followers – Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo heads the ranking of the most popular Instagram accounts. He is the most-followed person on the photo sharing app platform with over 254 million followers.

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3)Ariana Grande 216 million followers- The musical star comes in third, amassing a huge 216 million followers to date, growing 8 million in the last 30 days.

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4)Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) – 211 million followers- Wrestling icon, The Rock not only comes in at number four on our 2021 follower list, he’s also the most followed American Man on the social channel.

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5)Kylie Jenner- 211 million followers- The youngest of the Kar-Jenner family, Kylie is the most followed out of all of them (yes even Kim), with over 211 million followers. Her posts are clearly working, with some getting over 20 million likes- that a lot of love!

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6)Selena Gomez – 203 million followers. This uber talented celebrity clocks up over 203 million followers thanks to her honest and usually funny posts on the Gram. From beauty to fashion, music or cooking, this woman’s got it covered….

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7)Kim Kardashian West – 200 million followers- She’s known to have ‘broken the internet’, multiple times in her career, and her Instagram followers just keep growing. Whether it’s posts of her famous siblings, her rapper husband and children or her Skims brand, Kim keeps mixing it up for her followers.

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8)Leo Messi– 177 million followers- Leo is the second most followed footballer on Instagram and his posts include his balling skills as well as paid for partnerships with brands such as Adidas.

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9)Beyonce– 161 million followers- The Texan, Ivy Park founder, singer, song writer and actress keeps her followers interested with fashion and music focused posts, but don’t be fooled, this icon promotes what’s close to heart too, including her famous family.

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10)Justin Beiber – 158 million followers- The Canadian singer and songwriter has sold over 150 million records worldwide and can boast even more followers on his Instagram account. This star keeps it real with posts of him and his uber famous wife, Hailey Bieber.

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took the number of followers directly from Instagram to rank each account,
including using stats from Statista.

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